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Obama pours cold water on Ice Bucket Challenge

Obama participated financially by donating an undisclosed sum

Bush takes ice bucket challenge, nominates Clinton

When a person accepts the ice bucket challenge, he or she must challenge another person to partake in the fundraising effort

Hampi most searched historical place in Karnataka on Google

It is well known for its architecture and showcases splendid art and beautiful sculptures

Shilpa Shetty and Sushmita Sen open Lakme Fashion Week 2014

Sushmita Sen was the showstopper for designer Aman Aggarwal

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Abstract art in India: fragmented hues and jagged lines

A new exhibition at Delhi Art Gallery explores the trajectory of abstract art in India after Independence, stirring up a debate about the art ...

When dark clouds descend

With increasingly stressful lifestyles, depression needs to be understood as a treatable disease and should not be ignored as a mood swing

Wistful in Gulmarg

Gulmarg, once an alpine retreat, isn't what it used to be. But its rolling meadows, wildflowers and deodars are still magical

Why Priyanka Chopra was picked to play Mary Kom

The author goes behind the scenes to see how the soon-to-be-released biopic on the legendary boxer was made

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Your Facebook photos may hold clues to your personality

The study was done by the department of psychology at the University of Wolverhampton

Dress dictators

With TNCA Club's dress code figuring in the Tamil Nadu assembly, clubs across India are under the lens for their archaic regulations

Actor in a Wodehousian comedy

Rahul Jacob has experienced the delightful and the ridiculous in clubs with rooms the size of basketball courts but utterly illogical rules

A bungalow in south Mumbai

After the Jamshyd Godrej family reportedly acquired Homi Bhabha's bungalow, buyers are on the lookout for more such houses. The thrill lies in ...

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The unmaking of the Sindhis

Do people really learn from history? The answer is, a big no. But that is why it is better to keep everyone informed about the "war of all, ...

Father and friends

Thanks to the huge explosion of uninformed opinion, no other prime minister has had to bear so much hate and, worse, ridicule as Manmohan Singh. ...

A borderline case of discomfort

Reshma Patil has presented a kaleidoscopic picture of two giants, both deeply uncomfortable in their relationship with each other

Taxing issues about taxes

Parthasarathi Shome is a global authority on taxation. The volume does not purport to be a systematic treatise on the principles of taxation. ...

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Malavika Sangghvi

Change in grammar
Malavika Sangghvi

There was an urgency in Modi's words, a sense of accountability, a feeling of transparency, a realisation that this man was here to do a job for ...

Kishore Singh

Artful Hollywood Artless Bollywood
Kishore Singh

Leonardo DiCaprio frequents art fairs hoping to pass unnoticed among the crowds, though publicly he has been part of LACMA'a Art + Film Gala ...

Jai Arjun Singh

Fun comes, 1980s style
Jai Arjun Singh

When I researched the 1983 black comedy Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro for a book a few years ago, a question that often arose was: why was JBDY such a ...

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Can Federer do it at the US Open?

Federer's advantage is his versatility. He can produce an ace when in trouble. But he has to watch out for unforced errors, which often are the ...

Chess (#1109)

China took gold (19 points from 22) and India took bronze (17) in an excellent Olympiad for the two Asian giants

Indian wrestlers to watch out for at the Asian Games

With Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt at the fag end of their careers, a new breed of young Indian wrestlers will have to step up for the Asian ...

Chess (#1108)

Seven teams share the lead in the Open section of the Tromsø Olympiad. They all have 9 points (2 for a win, 1 for a draw) after five rounds. ...

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Mini Cooper Countryman

Mini Cooper Countryman: Stunning retro looks and luxury

The Mini Countryman may have its quirks, but its luxury quotient is unquestionable

Smart way out of the traffic mess

Ford challenges developers of apps to come up with solutions for monsoon driving in Mumbai and trauma victims in Delhi

The adventure bike for long-distance thrills

The Suzuki V-Strom is a sport tourer that capably takes on different road conditions

The new Mercedes-Benz AMG is a cracker on the road

The Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG is easily the most attractive four-door coupe of its generation. It drives hard, but can leave you reaching for the ...

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Zubin Irani

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Fighting the 'womb lottery': Girindre Beeharry

The head of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation tells Rahul Jacob that everyone should have a chance to live a life equal to a rich kid's in ...

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The sound of India

Two men have set up an archive of Indian music and theatre as well as recorded speeches of historical figures

The dilemma of ethics

In the Ramayana, after the battle has been won and Ravana vanquished, the epic instead of winding down to a happy ending throws up a dilemma. ...

History in miniatures

200 objects including Shah Jahan's recipe book, a rare photograph of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the earliest Indian Atlas have been brought to Delhi ...